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Cisco
City: Livermore
State: CA
Country: USA
Begins: Aug 28, 2013
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Aug 28th, 2013
Start: Roads End Cedar Grove Kings Canyon
End: Glacier Lakes
Hours Hiked: 10
Daily Ascent: 6000

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Copper Creek Trail

Day 1 Sierra High Route from Kings Canyon

Started from the trailhead at Roads End, Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon Nat'l Park about 7:30AM after picking up my wilderness permit. Relatively cool morning and the hike up from the trailhead starting at about 5000 feet, on a nicely graded trail, was not as difficult as I thought it might be. Left the trail at about 10,000 feet and headed over to Grouse Lake, over Grouse Lake Pass, over Goat Crest Saddle, and made camp at the uppermost lake of the Glacier Lakes. Didn't feel as tired as I thought I would, though I did have trouble falling asleep, which I have come to believe is due to some subtle altitude sickness. Never had a headache, or other symptoms, but always took a while to fall asleep, and the dry air eventually caused me some difficulty. But I felt great at the end of the first day and camped out with just the tarp and sleeping bag. My new 20 deg down bag was way too warm, with night time temps in the high 30's. Great start.

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Cisco on Te Araroa
Te Araroa Website: http://www.teararoa.org.nz
Recommended reading: andrewskurka.com
also Cascade Summer http://bobwelch.net/books/ which includes some passages about our 2011 PCT hike. I thru-hiked Te Araroa with my wife Roadrunner in 2012-13.

 

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